How can we beautify Madison? The Madison Arts Council has colorful designs by local artists on three dozen utility boxes around downtown and east side of the city. Since my pace has slowed down in the last week due to my leg injury, my partner drove me around for a from-the-car-photo-shoot of our curbside art scene!
Here’s an unwrapped box, for perspective. They are tagged with graffiti frequently and then require repainting, making maintenance costly. Wrapped boxes are vandalized much less frequently in my observation.
The pilot utility box wrap program began in 2016, using photographs taken by a local artist Craig Wilson who uses kites to get his dramatic, panoramic shots. Examples are the picnickers, the kayakers and the cyclists.
Which is your favorite box? If you were asked to cover a utility box, what themes and colors would you use in your art (or photo)? I’d love to see your comments below. I would like to make a kite photo of our summer “Paddle and Portage” contest, where people carry canoes and kayaks over the Capitol Hill in a race from one lake to another.
Gracias for reading Fake Flamenco. ¡Olé! –Rebecca
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